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Tips: When adjusting the beads and wire for the second crimp bead be sure to leave enough space for the bail to sit between the two center flower spacers. If gemstone bead holes are not large enough to allow for covering beading wire tails check crimp bead to make sure secure, then carefully trim tail close to crimp bead.
- Close both jump rings and set aside.
- Onto eye pin string 1 Kenyan spacer, 1 gemstone bead, and 1 Kenyan spacer. At top of second spacer bend wire over at right angle and use round nose pliers to form a simple loop, trimming excess wire. Open a loop at one end and attach charm. Close loop. Set aside.
- Cut 24" of beading wire and string on 1 crimp bead. Thread 1 end of wire through the jump ring about 2" then back through crimp bead. Adjust bead and wire to form a 1/8" loop with a 1" tail, then secure with crimping pliers.
- *String on 1 flower spacer and 1 gemstone bead* covering tail. Repeat * through * 10 times.
- String 1 flower spacer and the bail.
- Repeat * through * 11 times.
- String 1 flower spacer and 1 crimp bead.
- Thread end of wire through second jump ring then back through crimp bead and a few beads. Adjust wire and beads to take up slack, allowing enough space for the bail to sit between the 2 center flower spacers. Secure with crimping pliers and trim excess wire.
- Use crimping pliers to attach crimp covers over crimp beads. (Optional)
- Open jump ring at one end of necklace and attach hook. Close jump ring.
- Open jump ring at other end and attach chain. Close jump ring.
- Open loop at top of charm dangle and attach to bail. Close loop.